• Jan 11, 2007

Mercedes-Benz USA has accepted the resignation of Keith May, Vice President of Sales since joining the company in 2000, who is leaving "to pursue other interests". May will be replaced by Mark McNabb, former Vice President of Marketing for MBUSA.

McNabb joined Mercedes-Benz as marketing chief last February, coming from Nissan's Tokyo office. Previous titles also include VP and GM of Nissan and Infiniti brands in the United States.

Until Mercedes names a successor to McNabb as VP of marketing, he will perform both jobs.

[Source: Automotive News (sub req'd)]



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      • 8 Years Ago
      Ralph,
      Who got canned in barely a year. The VP that McNabb is replacing was in his position since 2002. McNabb was hired as VP of marketing in Feb 07 and has been promoted to VP of sales within 1 year. That's very fast and aggressive moves the likes we have almost never seen from MBUSA. I commend Dr Z, Mr Lieb etal.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Guy got canned in barely a year.

      This says what for the fine folks running Mercedes: that they can't figure out whom to hire, or that they need a fall guy.

      Can't sell what ain't worth buying.

      This suggests that M-B is not going to be a player for a very long time.